Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Programme Coordination Officer, P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 25 November 2019 - 02 December 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-DGC-126916-J-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in the Department of Global Communications. The Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth plays a lead role in the UN's advocacy efforts on youth development, focusing on raising international awareness of and bringing attention to youth issues, and promoting stronger youth participation in setting, implementing and evaluating the various development frameworks. In doing so, numerous platforms to advocate for a stronger youth agenda at the national, regional and international levels are being utilized. To advance the global youth agenda, the building and strengthening of partnerships with a multitude of stakeholders is core to the work of the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, which engages with numerous UN System partners, Member States, the private sector, academic institutions, parliamentarians, media and civil society, including youth-led organisations.

The incumbent reports to the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and acts as the main liaison between the Secretariat for the UN Youth Strategy, the High-Level Steering Committee and its Joint Working Group, and the Youth Focal Points posted in developing countries. This position is available immediately for a period of up to six (6) months with the possibility for extension.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Acts as a liaison with the Youth Focal Points posted in developing countries, providing day-today dedicated support for the development, implementation and evaluation of UN Youth Strategy.
•Carries out basic research on selected aspects of UN Youth Strategy, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
•Supports the development of a results framework to monitor the implementation of the 4-year consolidated action plan under the Youth Strategy
•Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.
•Assists in planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing action plans for activities.
•Participates in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
•Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
•Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Participates in field missions to developing countries, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
•Handles a wide range of administrative duties/processes (e.g. leave and attendance records, timesheets, travel arrangements, conference room bookings, etc.).
•Assists in the preparation for the High-Level Steering Committee meetings, including setting the agenda, sending out the invitations and preparing the minutes.
•Assists in the organization of the annual International Stakeholders Meeting that will bring together a diverse representation from youth organizations and networks, foundations, private sector, academia, other major groups to share updates on and solicit inputs for the implementation of the UN Youth Strategy.
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to programme management. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


• CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

• PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, international relations or a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in management or related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management is required
Experience providing administrative support to offices of the United Nations common system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available immediately for six (6) months with the possibility for extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. Selection against this temporary position will not be considered as an appointment through the Young Professionals Programme (YPP).

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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